9dbi vs 3dbi indoor antenna

Prime Designs
September 8, 2007 at 14:51:03
Specs: XP Pro/Vista, Core 2 Duo E6600/ 4 gb DD
I recently purchased a pci wireless n card for my desktop to access my campus network. The reception from my room to the AP is horrible though. I have found omni 9dbi antennas and 7dbi antennas on monoprice.com that would replace the 3 3dbi antennas on my NIC. Would these actually help with reception on my NIC or would they be more suited for the AP itself?

MoBo: MSI P6N SLI Platinum w/ nForce 650i Chipset

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4ghz @ 3.2ghz

RAM: GSkill 4GB DDR2-800

Video: nVidia GeForce 8800GTS 640MB

HDD: WD Raptor 10,000RPM 150GB


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September 8, 2007 at 15:40:04
Gain is usually only good if both sides use it. We can't tell from your post is your RX is bad or TX is bad. As a general rule it helps out if in fact the signal is weak. There can be a lot of things that affect wave propagation. Without testing it can only be a guess that it may help.

I read it wrong and answer it wrong too. So get off my case you peanut.


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